In this April 22, 2015 photo, Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), walks off after delivering a speech at a plenary session during the Asian Africa Conference in Jakarta. A Kremlin spokesman says Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Kim in Moscow on June 14, 2018. ADEK BERRY / POOL / AFP
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Moscow Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.
President Putin will meet with senior DPRK official Kim Yong-nam who is travelling to Russia to attend the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony
Kim is travelling to Moscow to attend the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony, Peskov said at a daily news briefing, without giving details.
His trip to Russia follows a landmark Singapore summit between top DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Trump said his country will provide security guarantees to the DPRK, while Kim reaffirmed his commitment to a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
"The results of this meeting have yet to be analyzed in depth, but the very fact that such a meeting was held and a direct dialogue was started can only be welcomed," Peskov said.
The spokesman reiterated Russia's position that there is no alternative to political and diplomatic methods of settling the Korean problem.